Q&A – Meet DONORS, PEG & MIKE STANDISH
What about Christ’s Haven’s mission led to you choosing us as one of your partners?
We absolutely love the structure Christ’s Haven has in place for each child. We feel it is incredibly important for children to experience routines, family dinners, celebrations, discipline, and all the ups and downs that are part of life. Each child growing up at Christ’s Haven has the blessing of a stable foundation, filled with love and mature guidance for a successful path into adulthood.
How does your company support Christ’s Haven?
Over the last 35 years we have supported Christ’s Haven both personally & professionally. That has included donating bikes at Christmastime, coordinating volunteer groups, sponsoring a child in the late 80’s, and donating our time to helping with marketing and website needs. We are also a year-round partner through our business, Compassion For Kids. Compassion For Kids’ mission is to provide financial resources and awareness for children’s charities through sales of promotional products (t shirts, caps, mugs, anything with a company name on it). Compassion For Kids donates 20% of each client’s spending, not profits but spending, back to one of our featured children’s charities. Our goal is to help clients take care of their marketing needs while together we give back to organizations like Christ’s Haven.
Why is it important for business leaders to partner with nonprofit organizations?
There are many benefits to partnering your company with a cause that you truly care about. A partnership will raise awareness which leads to a larger donor base allowing the nonprofit organization to scale their resources through financial help and volunteers. Other reasons include your business reputation, brand recognition, building goodwill and a reputation of integrity for your company.
What is your philanthropy philosophy?
There are a lot of great causes out there, but we have focused on helping kids because kids can’t help themselves. Our philanthropic philosophy is inspired by the Greatest Philosopher of all time and one of our favorite verses which reads like this:
“True devotion, the kind that is pure and faultless before God the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their difficulties.” James 1:27